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Protect Your Devices From New Security Flaws

By | 2018-01-08T12:10:56+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Business|Tags: |

A pair of CPU flaws known as Meltdown and Spectre can allow hackers to access protected information on your computer’s memory. This could make your passwords, personal photos and email, or anything else you have saved on your computer vulnerable. The flaws could impact phones, PCs, and servers. Apple on Thursday was the latest company to [...]

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Protect a Home’s Pipes From the Cold

By | 2017-12-29T08:16:11+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Business, News|Tags: |

Cold weather can put your home’s pipes at risk of exploding. Worst case scenario: Pipes can fill up with so much ice that eventually they burst and then flood a home. But there’s plenty you can do to keep your pipes safe in the winter, as a homeowner or landlord. Precautions should be ideally taken in [...]

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More Vacancies in Apartment Buildings

By | 2017-12-29T08:13:36+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

The national apartment vacancy rate ticked up slightly in the fourth quarter as multifamily construction begins to outpace current demand. The vacancy rate increased to 4.5 percent compared to 4.4 percent in the third quarter, according to a report from real estate research firm Reis. Vacancy rates posted increases in 50 of 79 metros in the [...]

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Charitable Giving as a Small Business

By | 2017-12-26T16:48:06+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Unlike giant companies, smaller businesses have a local connection with their communities. Seventy-five percent of small businesses partake in charity donations each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Association. Charitable giving is a smart move for businesses to give back and invest in the community that supports their operations. “People want to … shop at [...]

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More New Homes Entering the Pipeline

By | 2017-12-20T15:49:09+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Housing starts are on the rise, reaching a post-recession high in November. The West and South regions of the country are seeing the bulk of the increase in new-home construction. Housing starts—which include single-family and multifamily production—increased 3.3 percent nationwide in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3 million units, the Commerce Department and [...]

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Existing-Home Sales Gains Strongest in Decade

By | 2017-12-20T15:48:28+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Business, News|Tags: |

For the third consecutive month, existing-home sales were on the rise, with all major regions of the country except the West posting a “significant hike in sales activity” last month, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. Total existing-home sales—which includes completed transactions for single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops—increased 5.6 percent in November to a [...]

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Tax Bill Passes; Tough Work Still Ahead

By | 2017-12-20T15:44:43+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

The U.S. House and Senate have passed sweeping tax reform legislation that is expected to have a major impact on housing markets. The bill will go to President Donald Trump now that the House has passed the bill a second time to accommodate small, last-minute changes made in the Senate. The bill is an improvement for homeowners [...]

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The Dumbest Passwords of 2017

By | 2017-12-20T15:43:24+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

One of the best defenses against hacking is a unique password, but many aren't heeding the call. Indeed, “123456” and “password” continue to rank as the most-leaked passwords, according to SplashData, a password management firm. “Starwars,” “monkey,” and “iloveyou” are new to the list this year, which is based on millions of stolen logins made public [...]

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Despite Fed Move, Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

By | 2017-12-17T20:23:25+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Mortgage rates were in a holding pattern this week, even after the Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to hike its benchmark interest rate. “As widely expected, the Fed increased the federal funds target rate this week for the third time in 2017,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist. “The market had already priced in the [...]

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What Net Neutrality Rollback Means for You

By | 2017-12-17T20:22:08+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Many real estate professionals and companies may now be at a disadvantage to deliver services to consumers online, as the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules. The move allows internet service providers to restrict the content its consumers see and implement pay-to-play policies, giving priority to content providers who pay a fee. [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.